The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA), the charity which promotes scientific and educational standards of small animal medicine and surgery in practice, teaching and research, has gone live with COA Solutions’ OpenAccounts finance system. This new system has transformed the BSAVA’s accounting efficiency, data accuracy and reporting capabilities. It is also providing the charity with greater financial transparency.
The BSAVA required a flexible finance system to replace the restrictive and manually-intensive system it had in place. It chose COA Solutions’ OpenAccounts system due to its flexibility, ease of use and proven ability to integrate into its CS Integra membership relationship management (MRM). COA Solutions’ strong presence in the UK charity sector and the fact that the organisation both authors and implements its own software, were also key factors for the BSAVA’s selection of COA Solutions’ OpenAccounts.
Stephen Torrington, The BSAVA’s General Manager, says, “We had outgrown our previous financial system which was outdated and restrictive, especially when we needed to extract financial information for reporting purposes. Producing reports was far too manual and required the time-consuming manipulation of data from a range of spreadsheets. After evaluating the market, it was clear that COA Solutions fully understood our needs as a charity and that its OpenAccounts system provided the reporting functionality we required.”
Since implementing OpenAccounts, The BSAVA has simplified and automated a number of financial processes that were previously manually-intensive. Month-end financial reports both to the Board and operational managers are now produced automatically, improving data accuracy whilst providing key decision makers with financial information in a more timely manner.
Stephen Torrington comments, “OpenAccounts’ flexibility has given us greater financial visibility as we can now access up-to-the-minute ‘live’ information. Both the speed of implementation and the support provided by COA Solutions was also first class and we look forward to the OpenAccounts system delivering us a return-on-investment within just 12 months.”
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COA Solutions' award-winning Smart Business Suite combines core financial management, procurement, human resource and payroll systems, integrated with a range of collaborative, document management and business intelligence solutions. These solutions extend the value and effectiveness of the finance, HR and payroll departments across the organisation and enable managers in the business to monitor, analyse and continually improve corporate performance.
COA Solutions has more than 500 experienced and professional staff supporting and servicing over 4,000 clients across the UK service sector including Companies House, Newcastle City Council, WHSmith, Royal Bank of Scotland, Aer Lingus, National Express Group, DFS, RSPB and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust.
About The British Small Animal Veterinary Association http://www.bsava.com
The British Small Animal Veterinary Association exists to promote high scientific and educational standards of small animal medicine and surgery in practice, teaching and research. The Association was founded in 1957 as a professional body to serve veterinary surgeons who treat companion animals and now has over 5,500 members. The majority of its members work in veterinary practice, and represent over a third of the working veterinary surgeons in the UK.
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